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Awapatent is one of Europe's leading consulting companies in IP, Intellectual Property. We use our legal and technical expertise to help our clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

Our practice areas

  • Creating IP rights

    Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Utility models, Community Trademark, Registered Community Design, Unitary Patent

  • Renewal of IP rights

    Renewal of patent rights, Renewal of trademark rights, Renewal of design rights

  • Dispute resolution

    Patent infringement and invalidity disputes, Trademark disputes, EPO oppositions, Design disputes, Trade secret disputes

  • IP management

    Searches & analyses, Freedom to operate investigations, Monitoring, IP strategy, Valuation services, IPR Forum

  • Licensing & contracts

    IP due diligence, Agreements, Open innovation, Trade secrets, Employee's rights to inventions

With about 300 employees, including 160 IP attorneys, we have more experts ready to be at your service than most other European IP firms. We have teams of both…

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We strive to be the champion in IP for every client and over the years our work has been continuously awarded in different national and international rankings.

Awapatent IP Blog

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New Trademark Act in force in China since 1 May 2014

The intention of this new Act is inter alia to go after trademark infringers and strengthen the position and ensure a fair market for trademark holders. This blog will mainly focus on some of the changes in the application procedure. Some of the more significant changes are: the introduction of a multiple class application system increased protection for well known marks an increase in statutory damages shortening of the application procedure possibility…